Instructions and Guidelines

IMPORTANT

INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDELINES:

Failure to follow the instructions/guidelines listed below, may result in injury or damage to your workpiece, tools, fixtures and/or machine.

Clamps

  • Tighten clamps only to published torque limits, as listed on the Dovetail Prep instructions.  
    • DO NOT EXCEED TORQUE LIMITS. 
    • Confirm torque type is either "Inch #'s" or "Foot #'s"
  • Tightening of clamps can be accomplished simply by using a T-Handle wrench. While this method is sufficient, a torque wrench may be utilized to ensure that the clamp is securely tightened within the published torque limits. 
  • Do not under or over torque the clamps, as this will lead to clamp or fixture failure. 
  • Depending upon the workpiece size and material type, clamping pressure may require adjustments.
  • Do not alter or substitute components provided, ie: clamp, screw, spring.  Note: Replacement components are available  for purchase: See: "Spare Parts".

Connecting Products:

  • Adapters/Risers must be bolted down firmly to your Pallet or Table using the socket head cap screws provided.
  • Fixtures must be securely tightened to base unit, ie: adapter, riser, connecter or extender, with socket head cap screws provided.
  • All dowel pins provided are to be pressed fit to ensure properly assembled and secure. ie: using an arbor press.

Dovetail Prep & Proper Workpiece Geometry:

It is critical that the Support Materials listed below, are thoroughly reviewed prior to machining. Failure to do so may result in the workpiece coming loose and/or damage to your fixture/machine. *Note: all support materials are included with each fixture shipment.

  1. Dovetail Prep Instructions
  2. Dovetail Prep Troubleshooting
  3. Preferred Geometry

When programming a machine, confirm that the correct Dovetail Prep instruction being used matches the dovetail fixture. When machining the dovetail on your workpiece, pay close attention to dimensions and radius requirements as illustrated on the Dovetail Prep Materials.

As illustrated on the Preferred Geometry, workpiece MUST sit squarely/flat on the shoulders the fixture; workpieces must NOT be undersized nor oversized.

Typical workpiece size range & maximum weight

Our recommendations are listed on each fixtures detail product page, under tab titled: Description. ie: RWP-001

Raptor Dovetail Cutters:

It is recommended to use Raptor Dovetail Cutters as each are designed to machine the flat on the dovetail in one pass.

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The Piranha Zero Point Vise System is unique in the market by offering 2 different types of vise systems. The Snapper vise utilizes serrated jaws with 3mm of clamping depth and 8,000 lbs of clamping force used for holding castings. ...
Raptor Dovetail Fixtures range in size from .25” to 2.75.” Shown here is our RWP-013, 1.5” Fixture.
Check our site for all options:
https://www.raptorworkholding.com/5-axis-fixtures
#repost #raptorworkholding #makingchips720 #cnc #5axis #workholding #workholdingsolutions #machinist #madeinamerica #madeintheusa🇺🇸
Pretty cool part @starhagenaerospace
Thanks for sharing!
Raptor Dovetail Fixture RWP-001SS
#raptorworkholding #5axismachining #5axis #makingchips720 #workholdingsolutions
One last delicious meal in New England to celebrate our week at Eastec! It’s been a successful and fun trip. Back home to good old Ohio tomorrow!
#eastec2019 #raptorworkholding
Day 1 of Eastec!
Stop and see us - Booth # 5463!
#raptorworkholding #eastec #eastec2019
Some delicious German food at The Student Prince for dinner tonight. Getting ready for Eastec tomorrow!
VMR1 Competition Racing - Raptor Working Holding Thanks to having amazing customers! Our buddies at WMR Competition Performance put together this video for us. Thank you for your support guys. Having great customers like you is what keeps us motivated! Check out their links below.
www.WMR1.com
Instagram: ...
Raptor Pinch Block Check out how to use Raptor's Pinch blocks for a quick workholding solution for secondary and final operations. 5 axis workholding - Soft jaws for your Dovetail fixtures.
http://raptorworkholding.com/5-axis-fixtures/pinch-blocks

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